The candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, seems to be gaining more ground as campaigns for the 2023 elections kick off following the blast of the whistle last week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obi, who is leading a powerful campaign structured on the Nigerian youths, had before now won the poll conducted by the ANAP Foundation poll conducted by NOI and that of Bloomberg, a fortnight ago, beating the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, respectively.
The latest poll, said to be an opinion survey by the Kano-based independent newspaper, Arewa Trust, has again put the former Governor of Anambra State far ahead of the others, according to a report by highly-rated online platform, News Express.
The paper, quoting was quoted in the report as saying: “Arewa Trust Newspaper is conducting opinion poll among the BIG FOUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN NIGERIA on who will you be voting for as President in 2023? Kindly click and share the below link to cast your vote.
The question being asked by the paper is: “Who will you be voting for as president in 2023”?
It was further disclosed that the results on Wednesday suggested that, Obi had taken a seemingly unassailable lead, scoring 80.44% of the votes as at the close of voting on Monday, October 3, with Tinubu, coming a distant second with 13,78% of the votes, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) coming third with 3.11% and Atiku at the rear with only 2.67% of the votes cast.
The report said that the result is consistent with those of previous polls by credible local and international organisations which showed clearly in the led as Nigeria counts down to the February 2023 presidential ballot.
They include the surveys by ANAP Foundation conducted by NOI Polls and the one by Bloomberg, acknowledging how the Obi campaign was being driven by Nigerian youths embarking on series of massive mobilisation through the Obidient and Obi-Datti rallies across the country.